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  • France avoids EU penalties over budget deficits

    France will avoid punishment for missing its budget deficit targets after the European Union gave it two more years to come into line. European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said Wednesday that France now has a 2017 deadline to get its...
  • Paris named host city for International Jazz Day 2015

    Jazz musicians from around the world will gather this April in Paris for International Jazz Day, an event UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock hopes will bring an uplifting "positive message" to a city still reeling from last month's terrorist...
  • Three arrested in inquiry of mysterious drone sightings in Paris

    Three arrested in inquiry of mysterious drone sightings in Paris
    French authorities on Wednesday arrested a three-man Al Jazeera news crew accused of flying a drone from a Paris park without a license. But they appear to be no closer to solving the months-long mystery of who has been deploying unmanned aircraft over...
  • France to begin arms shipments to Lebanon in April

    France says it will begin shipping $3 billion worth of weapons paid for by Saudi Arabia to the Lebanese army in April. The Defense Ministry says in a statement Wednesday that the deal, first announced in 2013, will supply French armored vehicles,...
  • European diplomacy to rescue Ukraine peace plan ends in discord

    European diplomacy to rescue Ukraine peace plan ends in discord
    European diplomats gathered in Paris on Tuesday in an attempt to rescue the battered peace plan for Ukraine but failed to agree on any censure of the warring factions that have continued to fight in spite of the truce proclaimed nearly two weeks ago....
  • Germany: Top-level talks to organize summit on Ukraine peace to resume in Minsk

    Germany's Foreign Ministry says talks between senior officials from Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine to pave the way for a summit of leaders in Minsk will resume in the Belarusian capital. The ministry says that officials from the four countries...
  • U.S., Nato must seek diplomatic resolution to Ukraine crisis

    PARIS -- Last Friday six major European newspapers, including The Guardian in Britain, Le Monde in France, Suddeutsche Zeitung, and others in Spain, Italy and Poland published six-page "Europa" special sections devoted to arguing that Europe is surrounded...
  • France and Moroccan king vow to fight terrorism together, ending a year of discord

    France and Morocco vowed to fight terrorism together and to fully cooperate on security issues, putting an end to a year of diplomatic discord. French President Francois Hollande and the king of Morocco, Mohammed VI, met in Paris on Monday to symbolize...
  • Strauss-Kahn testifies he didn't know women at orgies were prostitutes

    Strauss-Kahn testifies he didn't know women at orgies were prostitutes
    Disgraced former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a French court Tuesday that he was unaware that women who participated in orgies at luxury hotels in Paris and Washington D.C. were prostitutes. The 65-year-old and 13 co-...
  • Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo sends cautious support to Paris bid for 2024 Olympics

    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo remains cautious about a potential Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying she still needs to be convinced that hosting the games will be worth the effort. In an interview with French television station BFMTV on Tuesday,...
  • Picasso's ex-electrician, wife on trial over cache of 271 works they say were gifts

    Would Pablo Picasso have donated 271 works to an electrician who worked for him for a few years in southeast France? A French court began to contemplate that question on Tuesday at the start of a three-day trial of Pierre Le Guennec and his wife,...